Definition - What does Cybersecurity mean?

Cybersecurity refers to preventative methods used to protect information from being stolen, compromised or attacked. It requires an understanding of potential information threats, such as viruses and other malicious code. Cybersecurity strategies include identity management, risk management and incident management.

Techopedia explains Cybersecurity

A cybersecurity plan is critical to highly sensitive company information , such as U.S. Department of Defense or associated federal agency data.

User cybersecurity may be employed in the following ways:

  • Continuous antivirus software updates
  • Strong passwords
  • Never disclosing personal information
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